In 2016, more people were killed in traffic accidents due to technical distractions than because of drunk driving. With the constant accessibility through the smartphone, the topic of distraction in traffic has become increasingly significant.
The lack of truck drivers is becoming increasingly serious. An initiative of 14 associations has now pointed to this dangerous situation.
Our guest author Christoph Becker, police chief inspector and traffic safety advisor of the Münster police, informs about the holiday travel regulations and the restrictions that apply to trucks.
On 1 July, the network of toll roads will be extended. Toll operator Toll Collect states that the electronic devices in the vehicle can then no longer have the road network on board. The effort is too big. But then the route statement disappears from the display.
The Federal Administrative Court (BVerG) has decided that diesel driving bans in cities can be a tried and tested means of meeting the required limits. Whether this can lead to supply shortages, remains to be seen, because even here, the court points to a proportionate action.
Logistics is becoming Germany’s super industry. It is the heart of the producing and consuming society. And yet around 57,000 jobs are currently vacant. Guest author Yeliz Kavak-Küstner looks for causes and shows practical solutions.
At the Nutzfahrzeugkongress (commercial vehicle congress) in Berlin, Continental provided insights into the world of the new digital tachograph. One thing is clear: everything will be easier for inspectors.
The pre-trip-inspection is obligatory for truck drivers before each trip. But the testing tour around the vehicle before the start also helps to detect defects and breakdown potential already before the wheels are rolling. With a new app, the pre-trip-inspection can now be carried out digitally on Android devices.